Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
on tolerance, justice and where no discrimination based on religion, gender or ethnicity can be accepted. so, president, i'm very pleased to see that your government is defending marriage for all. [applause] >> translator: that is also our stance on the issue. change is afoot in france, president, but also in europe. we need to continue in order to create a fairer social europe, one that shows solidarity and one which is stronger on the global stage. your role is crucial, president. do not give in to the vision of a single market that mr. cameron sees. that's not our vision of europe. quite the contrary, in fact. you need to say to mrs. merkel, mr. president: angela, eisenhower, brant, schmidt, cole, all of these men had a vision of europe. help me to achieve our vision of europe. you've said that you would recreate the french vision when you were elected, and now in the council you can help breathe life back into the european vision. thank you. [applause] [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: thank you very much, indeed. now on behalf of the united liberals and -- [inaudible] displt th
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
of things that drive us apart; politics, ideology and each religion. today, though, we come together in the spirit of jesus who taught us to love one another, treat others as we want to be treated and to love god with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. it would be a whole lot better world if we just listened to him. >> as you look around the room, understand that you're sharing this meal with people from more than 160 countries, all 50 states, the president, heads of state, leaders of all kind. through prayer we believe god has brought us together for a reason. as you listen closely to the program, try to figure out what god is saying to you. and as you've heard, this event is hosted by members of the house and senate, and i'd like to ask all the members of the house and senate or who are present to stand at this time. [applause] we're also honored to be joined by two prime ministers, the prime minister of serbia, his excellency, and the prime minister of the democratic republic of congo, his excellence -- excellency. thank you so much for being with us. [applause] >> thank you.
Feb 6, 2013 2:00am EST
together who did not usually come together. we were not bounded in a common race or religion. we are not a theocracy. we are not a minority. this nation was born with the ideals that a united people, but these ideals compel every generation to be more inclusive and welcoming. we realize this country was not a zero some political nation. in fact, the more we open up this country to inclusion, the better we are. women joining the work force has not diminished men. it expands our economy and opportunity for all. the education of poor people in the inner-city does not take away from others, it expands our economy and makes us all do better. this is the ideal of our country. as the rabbi would tell me, the jewish saying, that jews together are strong, but jews with other people are invincible. he african saying that spiderwebs united can tie up a line. the very principle of this country, one of my advisers told me one of the fundamental principles of islam. the oneness of the community. we recognize dependency and see strength. that became the problem solving idea that i took on. i be